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Toys & Games - Working

Toys are objects meant for playing; can be made of one material or a composition of many materials.

Consider donating to local families, friends, child care facilities, and organizations. During the holidays, many local organizations redistribute new toys and games.

Small toys gathered over time are fun for piñatas, trick-or-treating, or reading, homework, chore or school carnival prizes - consider swapping with friends.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Community Impact Lab 15555 E 14th St
#201 (Bayfair Center near Ulta, Party City & GNC)
San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off Excellent, clean condition.
Craigslist 222 Sutter St
Floor 9
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Donation Drop Spot 4200 Rosewood Dr Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off
Dress Best For Less 3861 Piedmont Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off No cribs.
East Bay Depot For Creative Reuse 4695 Telegraph Ave.
(drop-off at loading dock on Shattuck Ave between 46th and 47th streets)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Small, preferably not plastic. Temporarily not accepting.
East Oakland Collective 7800 MacArthur Blvd
(Distribution Office)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off New only. Functional, clean. No used items.
Easter Hill United Methodist Church Thrift Store 3601 Cutting Blvd. Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off
ebay 2025 Hamilton Ave San Jose Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Eco Thrift (Hayward) 25891 Mission Blvd. Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Reuse Free Drop-off If in working, whole and clean condition - Exchange Zone, or Onsite Donation Trailer.
Epilepsy NorCal Donation Drop Stop Rose Pavillion
4200 Rosewood Dr
Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off Tape, rubber band, or bag such that pieces and parts stay together.
Facebook Buy Nothing Groups 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up
Facebook Marketplace Facebook Headquarters
1 Hacker Way
Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
First Place for Youth 426 17th St
Suite 100
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Free Oakland UP 2809 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
FreeCycle The Freecycle Network
PO Box 294
Tuscon Reuse Free Pick-up
Friends of the Oakland Public Library (The Bookmark Bookstore) The Bookmark Bookstore
933 Broadway
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Complete puzzles only.
Friends of the Palo Alto Library 4000 Middlefield Rd H2 Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts puzzles, games and toys. Please consider reuse options for your functional, reusable items.
Garrett Thrift Store 1530 3rd Ave. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Girls Inc of Alameda (Island City) 1724 Santa Clara Ave Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Gently used and new.

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Note
Alameda
Bundled & labeled for reuse/donation. Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for a bulky pick-up.
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Albany
Berkeley
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky & Reuse Pick-up set out.
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Dublin
Emeryville
Fremont
Hayward
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Livermore
Newark
Oakland
Piedmont
Pleasanton
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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